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Doctor insights on: Endometrial Cancer Vs Cervical Cancer

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Would it be healthy for endometrial cancer patient to have cervical cancer vaccine?

Would it be healthy for endometrial cancer patient to have cervical cancer vaccine?

Yes: The cervical cancer vaccine is aganist the human papilloma virus which may cause the cervical cancer, but is not associated with endometrial cancer. Always check with your gynecologist for your own specific case.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?

No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if i had much more information, that i could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her.

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I have endometrial cancer, also in my cervix. If it spread to my cervix can I assume it's spread somewhere else? I'm 39.

I have endometrial cancer, also in my cervix.  If it spread to my cervix can I assume it's spread somewhere else?  I'm 39.

Don't assume: Don't assume , instead i recommend you to ask your doctor regarding your stage and treatment plan. It can spread directly, through lymphatic organ, and via blood. If the cancer spreads to cervix but it does not spread beyond the uterus -it means- at least it is a stage ii. See this re- detail staging See 1 more doctor answer

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Can you suggest some good resource/support websites for young women with ovarian, endometrial or cervical cancer?

Can you suggest some good resource/support websites for young women with ovarian, endometrial or cervical cancer?

ACS: If you want resources for gyn cancer, the ACS site is excellent: Here is the link to cervical cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/index Hope this helps! V

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Had an abnormal pap test & dont know what triggered it. it was endometrial cells found at cervix. Im 18 & doc say I have low chance of cervical cancer?

Had an abnormal pap test & dont know what triggered it. it was endometrial cells found at cervix. Im 18 & doc say I have low chance of cervical cancer?

Benign: Per latest guidelines, most women in your age group don,t need a PAP test, because the abnormal epithelial cells clear up. Would recommend follow up w/ your Dr to discuss options

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare.

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What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

What sort of disorder is endometrial cancer?

Endometrial Cancer: It is a cancer of the lining of the womb. It is more common the older you get and presents with bleeding after menopause. There are risk factors for this problem but most come down to any condition that has unopposed estrogen to the lining of the womb. There are hereditary factors also. Hope this helps!

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?

Irregular bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after menopause prolonged periods or bleeding between periods an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia.

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Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Could you develop endometrial cancer randomly?

Yes: Even common endometrial adenocarcinoma, for which risk-factors (genetic and environmental) are well-known, can pop up in most any grown woman at any time. Much is simply dumb luck -- which genes just happened to get hit.

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Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Is it possible to be 19 and have endometrial cancer?

Unlikely: Possible is a hard question to answer. It is a rare as hens teeth at that age.

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Could an IUD cause endometrial cancer?

No, the opposite!: An IUD is an intra-uterine device, an extremely effective method of contraception. Endometrial cancer is most often caused by exposure of the body to lots of estrogen. Because the IUD either contains no hormones or contains progesterone, it does not cause endometrial cancer. In fact, progestogen containing iuds (such as the mirena) may protect against endometrial cancer.

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Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

Can an 18 year old get endometrial cancer?

No, except...: ...That anything is possible. However, for a long time the position of gynecologists has been that under the age of 30, the probability of endometrial cancer being the source of abnormal vaginal bleeding was so small as to not justify endometrial biopsy. However, any abnormal vaginal bleeding requires careful analysis and a satisfactory diagnosis.

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How is endometrial (uterine) cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Endometrial cancer is standardly treated with surgery first. The surgery helps determine a patients stage. Based on their stage and features on their pathology report from their surgery they may be recommended to have further treatment with either chemotherapy and or radiation.

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When endometrial cancer metastasizes, where does it go?

Link: Here's a link to more information, but the gist of it is that it mostly spreads to lymph nodes. Distant spread is to lungs, liver, bone, and brain. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/endometrial/healthprofessional/page1.

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Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Are there proven ways to help prevent endometrial cancer?

Possibly: There are no proven ways to prevent endometrial cancer, but there may be ways to decrease risk. Estrogen-only pills and being overweight increase risk. There are also hereditary factors. Weight loss (if you are overweight) combination contraceptives, increased physical activity, low fat, high fiber diet may lower risk. See http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/endometrial/patient.

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Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of endometrial (uterine) cancer?

Bleeding: The most common presenting symptom of endometrial cancer is post-menopausal bleeding. It this happens you should be evaluated by a physician.

Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more